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MENLO PARK, CA, April 7, 2011 — The resume helps land the interview, but when it comes to making hiring decisions, employers are looking for less-obvious clues that an applicant is right for the job, a new Accountemps survey reveals. Forty-two percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled cited their “go-to” interview questions as those related to personal attributes — for example, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and “Describe your work ethic.” Thirty-four percent of executives prefer to ask about qualifications, such as “Tell me about your previous experience” and “Why should we hire you?”

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